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The Upanishads
Title:
The Upanishads
ISBN:
9781586381318
Physical Description:
382 pages ; 21 cm.
General Note (Repeatable):
Includes translations from Sanskrit. Previously published: 2007.
Contents:
Isha : the inner ruler -- Katha : death as teacher -- Brihadaranyaka : the forest of wisdom -- Chandogya : sacred song -- Shvetashvatara : faces of God -- Mundaka : modes of knowing -- Mandukya : consciousness & its phases -- Kena : who moves the world? -- Prashna : the breath of life -- Taittiriya : ascent to joy -- Aitareya : the unity of life -- Minor Upanishads : beads of wisdom. Tejobindu ; Atma ; Amritabindu ; Paramahamsa -- Afterword : A religion for modern times / by Michael N. Nagler -- Glossary.
Abstract:
In the ancient wisdom texts called the Upanishads, illumined sages share flashes of insight, the results of their investigation into consciousness itself. In extraordinary visions, they experience directly a transcendent Reality which is the essence, or Self, of each created being. They teach that each of us, each Self, is eternal, deathless, one with the power that created the universe. Easwaran's translation is reliable and readable, consistently the bestseller in its field. It includes an overview of the cultural and historical setting, with chapter introductions, notes, and a Sanskrit glossary. But it is Easwaran's understanding of the wisdom of the Upanishads, and their relevance to the modern reader, that makes this edition truly outstanding. Each sage, each Upanishads, appeal in different ways to the reader's head and heart. In the end, Easwaran writes, "The Upanishads belong not just to Hinduism. They are India's precious legacy to humanity, and in that spirit they are offered here."
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
Tomales, California : Nilgiri Press, [2019]